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Please note that the programme featured below is provisional and may be subject to change. 

Conference Day 1

MONDAY 13 MAY 2019

Time

Monday, 13 May 2019

9:00

Session 1.0.1: Keynote session

9:00 Welcome address from host port
Osório Lucas, Chief Executive Officer, Maputo Port Development Company, Mozambique

9:10 Opening address from host rail authority
Miguel José Matabel, Chairman of the Board of Directors, CFM, Mozambique*

9:20 Keynote address
Hon. Carlos Mesquita, Minister of Transport and Communications, Ministry of Transport & Communications, Mozambique

9:40 Attracting foreign investment to drive the Ports and Rail industry to new heights
Lourenco Sambo, Director General, Agency for Investment and Export Promotion, Mozambique

10:00 Panel discussion: Intra-African trade: Building sustainable economic development and integration

  • The role of Ports and Railways to speed up transit and regional trade flows in SADC
  • The role of State Owned Enterprises to form Corridor Strategic Alliances across the region with key Operators to facilitate the movement of transit cargo and regional trade
  • The role of Ports to ease the flow of goods through feeding corridors
  • How Mozambique and hinterland countries can cooperate to improve rail connectivity
  • How Mozambique government legislation can facilitate port-rail integration

Moderator: Christopher Musonda, Managing Director, Zambia Railways Limited, Zambia

Panelists:
Osorio Lucas, Chief Executive Officer, Maputo Port Development Company, Mozambique
Colonel Andre Ciseau, Secretary General, Port Management Association of Eastern and Southern Africa, Kenya

Daniel Manduku, Managing Director, Kenya Ports Authority, Kenya
Miguel José Matabel, Chairman of the Board of Directors, CFM, Mozambique*

Mapolao Mokoena, Director of Infrastructure, SADC Secretariat, Botswana*

Johny Smith, Chief Executive Officer, TransNamib Holdings Limited, Namibia

11:00

Networking coffee break

11.30

Session 1.0.2: Boosting regional trade, integration and connectivity
 A series of updates from leading experts and corridors providing insight into challenges and opportunities for improving regional trade and connectivity.

 Chairman: Andrew Pike, Head of Ports, Transport and Logistics, Bowmans, South Africa

 11:30 Safety and security in the Mozambique channel: Winning the confidence of cruise lines and visitors
Lourenco Afonso Jose Machado, Director, INAMAR, Mozambique*

 11:50 Corridor development to enhance African Trade: The role of Corridor Management Institutions
Clive Smith, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Walvis Bay Corridor Group, Namibia

12:10 The value proposition of servicing the South African, Eswatini (Swaziland) and Zimbabwe hinterland markets using rail corridors to Maputo
Tejas Nataraj, Chief Executive Officer, DP World – Maputo, Mozambique

12:30 Nacala corridor as integrated logistics solution: Port and Rail
Mario Moura, Port Director, Port of Nacala, CDN&CEAR, Mozambique & Malawi

13:00

Lunch

14:00

Session 1.0.3: Ports spotlights session

A series of updates from ports authorities and terminal operators providing insight into challenges and opportunities for ports development.

 14:00 Maputo Port update
Osório Lucas, Chief Executive Officer, Maputo Port Development Company, Mozambique

14:20 South Africa spotlight
Senior Representative, Transnet National Ports Authority, South Africa*

 14:40 Kenya spotlight
Daniel Manduku, Managing Director, Kenya Ports Authority, Kenya

 15:00 Angola spotlight
Domingos Fortes, Commercial Director, Port of Luanda, Angola

 15:20 Vanilla Islands spotlight
Colonel Andre Ciseau, Secretary General, Port Management Association of Eastern and Southern Africa, Kenya

 15:40 Namibia spotlight
Elias Mwenyo, Manager: Business Development, Namibian Port Authority, Namibia

16:30

End of day 1

 

 

Time

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

9:00

Session 2.0.1: Infrastructure, investment and development

 A series of updates from industry experts on major commodities that is driving infrastructure development forward and the types of funding and investment opportunities available.

 09:00 Key success factors for hinterland expansion through intermodality port-rail
Joan Miquel Vilardell, Partner: Africa & Europe, ALG Global, Spain

 9:20 Driving infrastructure development forward
Pietro Toigo, Country Manager, African Development Bank, Mozambique

 9:40 Coal as market driver for port and rail infrastructure development
Alok Shrivastava, Chief Executive Officer, International Coal Ventures Limited, Mozambique

10:00  Analyzing the potential trade and investment impact of the expanded Nacala Port and Logistics Corridor
Roelof Van Tonder, Business Development, Africa House, South Africa

10:30

Networking coffee break

11:00

Session 2.0.2: Rail spotlight session
 A series of updates from rail authorities and operators around Mozambique and hinterland countries providing insight into both maintenance and development projects.

 11:00 Update on major rail projects in Mozambique
Senior Representative, CFM, Mozambique*

11:20 Swaziland spotlight
Bhekithemba Dlamini, Director of Engineering, Swaziland Railway, Swaziland 

11:40 Zimbabwe spotlight
Samson Bhuza, Director: Operations, National Railways of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe

 12:00 Botswana spotlight
Boineelo Shubane, Director Operations, Botswana Railways, Botswana

12:20 Namibia spotlight: Expanding rail infrastructure and rolling stock
Johny Smith, Chief Executive Officer, TransNamib Holdings Limited, Namibia

12:40 Zambia spotlight
Christopher Musonda, Managing Director, Zambia Railways Limited, Zambia

13:00

Lunch

14:00

Session 2.0.3: Enabling growth through technological innovation

A series of updates on how the latest technologies can make ports and rail services more efficient, predictable and reliable while increasing its competitiveness.

 14:00 Blockchain in Africa and the impact on the supply chain and logistics
Louise Wiggett Managing Director, Global Trade Solution, South Africa

14:20 Management systems and solutions for port operations
Speaker to be confirmed**

14:40 The future of signaling systems and electrification of railway lines
Speaker to be confirmed**

15:30

End of conference